Trumann man arrested Monday for multiple vehicle break-ins

The sign at the door of the Trumann police chief. Photo by Stan Morris | NEA Report.

TRUMANN, Ark. – A suspect believed to be behind several car break-ins and thefts was arrested by Trumann authorities this week.

Below is the full press release from the Trumann Police Department:

Mackie Smith, 18, and another suspect reportedly entered 13 vehicles in the early hours of February 13th. They only took items from 11 vehicles. Upon entering the vehicles, several items of value were taken, including debit/credit cards and cash.

The suspects walked through neighborhoods in north Trumann, checking to see if cars were unlocked. The ones they found unlocked, they entered and took items.

Smith was identified as a suspect by School Resource Officer’s Sgt. Johnny Johnson and CPL Amy Kary from video surveillance. A subsequent search warrant was executed on the residence in which Smith resides, and evidence connecting Smith to the break-ins was located. Upon arrest, Smith was wearing the same hooded sweatshirt as he was wearing while committing the felony crimes.

Smith is being held in lieu of a Probable Cause Hearing.

The Trumann Police Department quickly made this arrest thanks to solid police work. This is a reminder to always lock your vehicles.

Chief Jonathan Redman

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